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Suicide bomb attack kills five people outside Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (SD) – At least five people have been killed and several others wounded when suicide bomber targeted Turkish road construction workers in the outskirts of Mogadishu.

According to locals in Hawa-Abdi locality, a man wearing suicide vest blew himself up near security officers guarding the construction site.

Sources confirmed that the blast killed five people including security officers and civilians.

Through their affiliate online media, Al-Shabaab militant group accepted the responsibility for the attack, claiming to have have killed over six officers in the blast.

Somali authorities have not yet commented on the explosion.

In 2019, al-Shabaab suicide bomber had targeted workers at road construction site funded by Qatar in Mogadishu’s ex-control vicinity.

The attack killed over 80 people including two Turkish engineers.

Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate has been fighting to topple Somali government since 2007.

The group lost control of many towns including Somali capital since 2011 after its fighters were defeated by Somali military backed by AMISOM troops.

But still the group poses threat to Somali government as it carries out deadly bomb attacks in major towns.

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